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Relief for police officers as Counseling desks are established

Counselling desks to assist police officers grappling with stress-related issues have been established in all the nine police stations in Eldoret.

Uasin Gishu Deputy County Commander Zachaeus Ngeno said the programme was initiated by disciplined forces right from the national police headquarters to address increasing incidents of fatalities involving police officers, which are attributed to stress.

Speaking at Baharini Police Station on Monday, Ngeno said they had also been assigned a chaplain who will be preaching and praying for them while they undergo counselling.

Cases of Police Officers ending their lives have become so rampant Ngeno said and advised fellow officers who might be experiencing challenges in the course of duty or in the family level not to shy off from seeking help.

The deputy county police boss said they are also given Bibles to read and seek divine intervention as they manage stress.

Cases of Police Officers losing their lives in the line of duty have increased across the country with the latest being case where a Police Officer killed himself over the weekend at Maili Inne on the outskirts of Eldoret town.

By Kiptanui Cherono

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